S4C broadcasts from Central Square

27 January 2021

Today, Wednesday 27 January 2021, S4C broadcasted from Central Square, Cardiff for the first time.

Since the early 90's S4C has been broadcasting from its home in Parc Ty Glas in the city and before then from Sophia's Close since its launch in 1982.

With the channel's headquarters having moved to Canolfan Yr Egin in Carmarthen the channels new partnership with the BBC is an important cornerstone of S4C's history.

The channel's children's service, Cyw were the first programmes to be broadcast from Central Square, at 6.00am as S4C awoke to a day of another full schedule.

The S4C Clic and BBC iPlayer service are also fed from the city centre.

Around 25 staff will work for S4C from the channel's new offices in Central Square including the Presentation, Library, Promotional and Commercial Department.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions many staff will continue to work from home for the time being.

Owen Evans, S4C's Chief Executive, said:

"This is the culmination of years of detailed planning as we take another step in our long-term strategy.

S4C Chief Executive, Owen Evans.

"As we move our headquarters to Yr Egin and partner with the BBC for our broadcast services, we are ensuring a successful end to S4C's transformation of its former headquarters at Parc Ty Glas.

"From now on the BBC will be responsible for S4C's broadcasting and distribution on television and online, as well as S4C's technical infrastructure. I would like to thank everyone who has worked diligently to ensure this successful transition."

Director of BBC Cymru Wales, Rhodri Talfan Davies said:

"Today sees S4C's playout go live from the BBC's new broadcast centre in Central Square and is testament to the hard work and dedication of teams from both broadcasters.

"This complex programme has been even more challenging as we continue to navigate the global pandemic and I'd like to thank all those involved in this significant collaboration for getting us to this important milestone."

S4C will continue to commission and schedule as usual and the channel's headquarters will remain at S4C's Yr Egin Centre, Carmarthen with an office also remaining in Caernarfon.

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